Running & Non-contact Sports Injuries

Non-contact sports injuries are injuries that occur without an athlete’s collision with another athlete or with an object.

In this video, Dr. Saeed Monterrey, doctor of physical therapy explains the mechanics of the running and non-contact sports injuries and how to prevent them.

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Common causes of running or non-contact sports injuries

There are a plethora of perceived causes of injuries, such as gender, age, asymmetries, muscle imbalances, high arches, flat feet, footwear, running surface, flexibility, etc.

However, training error is the primary factor directly associated with non-contact sports injuries according to a study.

What is a training error?

Training error is too much, too soon.

When our body is introduced to stimulus, it adapts, and it changes. This adaptation includes improved strength, flexibility and loading capacity of the tissue.

However, if enough recovery time is not given, it leaves the body prone to injury.

How to prevent over-training injuries?

One way to prevent running and non-contact sports injuries is to give your body enough recovery time for the adaptation to take place and your tissues to become stronger.

Another way to prevent this is by not doing the same stimulus every day and change up your exercises.

Also, get checked up by a physical therapist. See if you possibly have any muscle imbalances or poor movement patterns that you think is normal for you but aren’t optimal that can cause an injury and pain.

Share Your Thoughts

Now it’s your turn!

Have you ever had a running or other non-contact sports injuries? What was your experience like? 

What do you think about the training error? Do you give your body enough time to recover?

Please share your thoughts below.



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